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Dear WeatherCat observers of high tech,

There is an interesting analysis on the slashgear website of Apple's latest MacBook Pro and the problems some observers have seen with the machine limiting its CPU performance to limit the machine's propensity to overheat:

https://www.slashgear.com/2018-macbook-pro-core-i9-heat-throttling-intel-tdp-roadmap-19538228/

The key observations from the piece are in these two paragraphs:

The blame canít all be placed at Appleís feet, though, at least according to the latest theories. The design of the current MacBook Pro was first revealed in late 2016, but will have been in development for several years before that. Apple will have worked with Intel on exactly how much cooling was required in order for its laptops to work at peak performance.

That, though, depends on Intelís roadmap for its processors, and itís there where some have suggested things have struggled. Intel has had some widely-reported challenges getting its chips down to the sizes it initially promised, with its transition to 10nm processes taking far longer than it initially hoped for. That also means that the TDPs it was aiming to achieve Ė and the TDPs with which Apple undoubtedly designed the MacBook Proís cooling in mind Ė simply havenít been achieved.


This is an example of how the highly vaunted "high tech" industry is struggling with the reality that they are not an infinite source of genius ideas.  Moore's law clearly no longer holds true as the physical limits of silicon are starting to be reached.  Any reasonably educated person should have understood that information technology had limits driven by the materials and scientific processes that make it possible.  Yet not only the people inside the industry but our society in general have "hoped" for an endless stream of innovation.  It is one of those moments when we catch the educated people of the Western world being considerably less rational than they would like to think of themselves.

Cheers, Edouard

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Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs, 

As predicted, the monsoonal moisture has made an encore performance and alas it has also failed to rain.  However, this morning there was an interesting cloud effect that I managed to capture:



It is unusual to be able to observe the shadow of clouds on the sky itself.  It is something different so enjoy!  :)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Dear Randall, cjp, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

if you paid to up grade to WC3 download this it should help with the lock ups:https://trixology-eng.com/resources/downloads/WeatherCat302B20.zip

The WeatherCat 3.0.2 beta should also work in demo mode, so you can try it out to see if that solves your problem.

If it does, then you are suffering from the same problem described in this thread:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2754.0

Unfortunately, it doesn't effect all Mac models which makes it that much more difficult to troubleshoot.

Let us know what you discover.

Cheers, Edouard
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: macOS 10.13.5
« Last post by Randall75 on July 19, 2018, 11:04:14 PM »
Hi cjp
 if you paid to up grade to WC3 download this it should help with the lock ups:https://trixology-eng.com/resources/downloads/WeatherCat302B20.zip

cheers
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: macOS 10.13.5
« Last post by cjp on July 19, 2018, 11:35:13 AM »
So I upgraded last night to 3.0.1.  The new version also locked up under MacOS 10.3.6, running on its own.  Came to it this morning, and all the windows were gone, the icon was just the cat, not the temp, no network activity.  Force Quit and restarted.  Uploading historical right now, but I need some help here.  Where do I start?   Is there a log hiding somewhere I can ship someone?
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General Computing/Macintosh / WeatherCat 2.x obsolete (Re: macOS 10.13.5)
« Last post by elagache on July 19, 2018, 03:20:42 AM »
Dear cjp, Blick and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Let me also welcome you to the WeatherCat forum!  :)

I, on the other hand, am having problems with MacOS 10.13.6 and Weathercat 2.4.4: Weathercat has frozen twice now. 
. . . .

Unfortunately, you are pressing your luck trying to continue with WeatherCat 2.x and the latest version of macOS.  WeatherCat 2.x is no longer being actively supported and macOS is changing rapidly.  I think you need to choose between WeatherCat 3 or rolling back to an older version of macOS.

WeatherCat 3 is a paid upgrade, but has a 30 day demo mode.  You can learn more about it at this description page on the Trixology website:

https://trixology.com/weathercat/

Cheers, Edouard
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: macOS 10.13.5
« Last post by cjp on July 19, 2018, 02:53:13 AM »
There is a new version?  Will investigate.  Thanks for the tip.  App said there is no new version.  Checked it carefully every time it restarted,  Probably an email in a junk folder somewhere...
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: macOS 10.13.5
« Last post by Blicj11 on July 19, 2018, 02:12:53 AM »
Welcome to the forum cjp. Not quite sure what is happening with you there, but WeatherCat 3 is a 64-bit application and has loads of improvements from 2.x.
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: macOS 10.13.5
« Last post by cjp on July 18, 2018, 10:58:21 PM »
Same here.

I, on the other hand, am having problems with MacOS 10.13.6 and Weathercat 2.4.4: Weathercat has frozen twice now.  Watchdog tries to restart, and I end up with two Weathercat icons in the taskbar, but no open windows; force quit indicates one active Weathercat "not responding".  I can kill it and restart, and it sticks again.  Kill it a second time and it restarts, opens the windows in "safe" mode, lets me shut down gracefully, at which point I can restart cleanly.   Other application running is Yummy FTP watcher (used to transfer images to (Wunderground), which also appears to be locking up.  Not sure which is cause and which is effect or if an interaction is the issue.  I will leave Weathercat running and Yummy off and see if Weathercat locks up on its own to try to answer that question.
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: macOS 10.13.5
« Last post by Blicj11 on July 18, 2018, 03:19:28 PM »
Same here.
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